Maria Phillips: Hidden In Plain Sight
Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA - Mar 8, 2020
In contrast to her metal work shown in the museum’s craft biennial, Metalmorphosis (2016), Phillips’ new work consists of materials accumulated from the daily consumption habits of her family over the span of a year. Other objects were recovered from beaches in India, Iceland, Canada and the US. This exercise has produced a startling inventory that has been, as Phillips notes, “an opportunity to consider, catalog and evaluate our relationship with consumer items.” All this – and they’re necklaces!